Square 1682 Burger

Philadelphia is really known for BYOB Brunch spots but we happen to be in the company of a few locations like Square 1682 that don’t mind pouring you a mimosa or three. Conveniently located at the corner of 17th street, you can even pop down to Federal Donuts after like we did. Square1682 really has style, featuring high ceilings and connected to Kimpton Hotel making it an easy choice for those looking to stay in the neighborhood.

Square 1682 Menu

Though a reservation is always recommended, you won’t really need one here if you’re traveling with a small party. To start, we ordered the sangria pitchers which are more than enough for a party of two. They also have a variety of cocktails available and your standard mixes from the bar.

Square 1682 Burger
Photo by Nicolette Harrington.

The Food

In was in the mood for something hearty and filling. So, I ordered the burger with the smoked pecanwood bacon, onions and sharp cabot cheddar. The meal came with a salad which had a light, refreshing dressing. On my burger, I was concerned that the cheese would be far too overpowering but it turned out to be the perfect blend of flavors. The burger is also the messier option but you can always opt for something cleaner like their frittata.

Casandra Rosario at Square 1682

Besides the food, I loved how invited and comfortable the place was. There wasn’t any pressure to leave and the windows give you a great view if you’re into people watching. I did notice that larger parties began to crowd the restaurant in the late afternoon, so arrive early.

Square 1682 Frittata
Square 1682’s frittata topped with loads of in season veggies. Photo by Nicolette Harrington.

Be sure put this on your to eat list for the next time you’re Traveling While Hungry to Philadelphia. In the meantime, share your favorite Philly spot in the comments below!



With the weekend approaching, everyone is pulling out their best as they prepare for the line up at Roots Picnic this year. Celebrating it’s 10th year, The Roots Picnic have some of the best in the hip hop, R&b and rap game headlining the show. With acts like Pharrell and Solange, festival goers are bound to be at Penn’s Landing all day and now, won’t have to do so on an empty stomach.

With no re-entry possible, it’s going to be hard to avoid the food trucks that may just charge way more than you were hoping to spend. That’s why you eat before you go, like mama always told you. Except in this case, you’re grabbing mimosas too. Here’s a few brunch spots you can swing by to before doors even open at Roots Picnic. Don’t see your favorite brunch spot on the list? Email us at info@foodbeforelove.com

Miles Table 

Our Tip: Miles Table always has a special feature on their menu that is not to be missed. Not to mention, they’re BYOB.

Price: $$

Location: 1620 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Miles Table French Toast
Miles Table

Cafe Ynez

Our Tip: This Mexican brunch spot is likely to give you the most bang for your buck with low prices and heavy platters. Strictly for the very hungry. Also, BYOB.

Price: $$

Location: 2025 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Green Eggs

Our tip: The wait at Green Eggs is always crazy so try to arrive as early as possible. They have three locations so play it smart with your crew. Also, BYOB.

Price: $$

Location: 212 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 +  719 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Red Velvet Pancakes - Green Eggs Cafe
Green Eggs Cafe

Jones Restaurant

Our tip: Jone’s always gives me a family friendly vibe but the brunch turn up can still be real. They like to bring the bottle of champagne over to the table so you can make your own mimosas but the adult milkshakes are a win too.

Price: $$

Location: 700 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Silk City

Our Tip: They don’t have bottomless here but the food is worth it. You can get pitchers of sangria for only $25 and if you’re feeling fancy, grab a pain killer cocktail for extra fun.

Price: $$

Location: 435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Silk City Brunch
Silk City

Cafe Lift

Our Tip: It gets noisy in here but the Cannoli French Toast will help you forget about all that. Get here early too + it’s BYOB

Price: $$

Location: 428 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123


Our tip: Do not try and eat the stuffed french toast by yourself. I repeat, do not try and eat the stuffed french toast, by yourself.

Price: $$

Location: 910 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Stuffed French Toast Sabrina's Cafe
Sabrina’s Cafe

Honey, Sit & Eat

Our tip: These guys are cash only so be sure to visit the ATM before grabbing a seat here.

Price: $-$$

Location: 2101 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 + 800 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123